Are you comfortable when giving talks, presentations and pitching for money – and are they impactful and persuasive?  Enrol on this intensive course and you will learn how to: plan and deliver an effective talk, engage an audience, make a strong impression and impact, and manage potential challenges.

You’ll learn how to structure your material for the best impact and present to different audiences. The course will cover the essential skills necessary to plan and build presentations, then to deliver them in the most effective way.

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will learn how to:

  • plan and deliver an effective talk
  • engage an audience
  • make a strong impression and impact
  • manage potential challenges.

Trainer Profile

Course tutor Robert Bullard (perfecttext.org) is a communications expert.  He has 10+ years media experience, is an author and trainer on writing skills, and has written widely for national newspapers/magazines. He also trains for OCVA in Copywriting and Report Writing.

Robert is committed to supporting the Third Sector – having worked for it as a manager, board member and now an active volunteer – and to groups in Oxfordshire, where he lives.

Benefits to you

You will leave the session with practical tools and ideas for delivering talks and presentations and an increased awareness of how to effectively engage with your audience.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone involved in delivering presentations or talks to different audiences. You may be looking for some new ideas, or skills to address  particular challenges/issues. Or you might just want a refresher course – and the chance to brush up, and improve, on your presentation skills.

Delegates should bring their mobile phone, to record and practise their skills


Tuesday 23rd July 2019 ( 2.5 hours training )


9.45am arrival for tea, coffee and networking for a 10.00am start. The workshop will finish by 12.30pm.


£25 per person for OCVA Members
£40 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
£55 per person from a non-charitable organisation


Oxford Office Furniture Training Suite
Floyd’s Row
St Aldates

There is no parking available, although we are able to provide parking for disabled delegates. The venue is also serviced with good transport links including bus and rail services, more information can be found here.

Enquiries contact:

Telephone:  01865 251946
Email: training@ocva.org.uk

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.


Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

Step 1: Please register your details with us on the form:

Please note that registration without payment does not constitute a booking. Both are required, and we do check. (Thanks!)

Step 2: Make payment within 2 working days of registering.

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